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HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are searching a home in connection with the fatal shooting of a Texas sheriff's deputy. No arrests have been made in the death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth, who was ambushed and shot several times at a gas station in suburban Houston last night. The home being searched is about a quarter-mile from the gas station.

HAVANA (AP) — Authorities on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica (doh-MIN'-ih-kuh) say at least 20 people are dead and another 50 are missing after Tropical Storm Erika blew through, dumping 15 inches of rain. Five deaths in Haiti are blamed on the storm, which has degenerated into a low pressure trough. Despite the downgrade, forecasters say Erika's remnants could still bring heavy rain from Cuba to Florida.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents of Mississippi and Louisiana are gathering to mark the 10th anniversary of the day that Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf coast. Churches in Mississippi's coastal Hancock County tolled their bells in unison this morning. In New Orleans, dignitaries laid wreaths at a memorial to the unclaimed and unidentified dead.

PARIS (AP) — European countries will increase ID checks and baggage checks on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris. That word from the French interior minister follows an emergency meeting in Paris with top security and transport officials from nine countries and the European Union.

DENVER (AP) — The FBI is investigating a disturbance aboard an international flight that prompted the pilot to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. An airport spokesman says the incident occurred last night on a Condor Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt. The FBI, Transportation Security Administration and Denver Police Department met the plane at the gate. The plane resumed the flight to Germany after refueling.

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